Definition of 'convince'
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The harder struggle was to convince anyone to go out with me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That tells you that no one was too convinced about him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government needs results to convince people that the momentum behind the deal is unstoppable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everyone was convinced we were going to get through and continue to the end. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was as if no one was convinced about anything. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But convincing schools to go cashless took longer than planned. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He pleaded with journalists to show him the things the team could do that would convince the public they were ethical. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They would struggle to convince the public that strike action would be a good idea and that it is not all about money. The Sun (2016)She said that she had been convinced that people could see her ports, valves used in reconstructive surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their job is to convince you to go there. The Sun (2016)But still the person has to convince others about the plan. Christianity Today (2000)The task for his rivals is to convince the public that they offer a credible alternative. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When people try to convince her that she is not well she sees it as a threat. Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)Or else how is it going to convince us we should? The Sun (2015)But is the public at large convinced? Times, Sunday Times (2006)We know we have to convince people we can do well in the big games. The Sun (2010)He is utterly convinced they are going to be killed. The Sun (2013)He will also need to convince people he is the right man for the job. The Sun (2016)Find out what they have to obsess about and convince them to go to it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some of his colleagues were less convinced and persuaded two of the three to try self control instead. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There will be the chance to opt out but the ad campaign is there to convince people to stick the course. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not convinced by these public schoolboys! Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)Their object in public discourse is not merely to inform, but to persuade and convince. Cultural Anthropology (1995)You have the wisdom and ability to draw a line under the past and convince people to see how good change can be. The Sun (2013)Sales spluttered along for a few years, but it was clear that the public were not convinced. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He launched into a little lecture on the theatre and was so convincing that he persuaded himself that he should be an actor instead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It sounds about as convincing as one of those emails from a Nigerian bloke offering you lots of money. The Sun (2012)You will win because you have more than enough brute force; but you will not convince because to convince means to persuade. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeI wasn't convinced about power showers until we got one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I was far from convinced about this, but felt we had to try. Broken Lives (1993)I'm still not convinced about his stamina. The Sun (2015)But her evidence was clear enough and convincing enough to persuade the judge in the custody case and the jury in the coroner's court. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'convince'
British English: convince /kənˈvɪns/ VERB
If someone or something convinces you of something, they make you believe that it is true or that it exists.
I convinced him of my innocence.
- American English: convince
- Arabic: يُقْنِعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: convencer
- Chinese: 信服
- Croatian: uvjeriti
- Czech: přesvědčit
- Danish: overbevise
- Dutch: overtuigen
- European Spanish: convencer
- Finnish: vakuuttaa saada vakuuttuneeksi
- French: convaincre
- German: überzeugen
- Greek: πείθω
- Italian: convincere
- Japanese: 確信させる
- Korean: 납득시키다
- Norwegian: overbevise
- Polish: przekonać
- European Portuguese: convencer
- Romanian: a convinge
- Russian: убеждать
- Spanish: convencer
- Swedish: övertyga
- Thai: โน้มน้าว
- Turkish: inandırmak
- Ukrainian: переконувати
- Vietnamese: thuyết phục
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